TY - CHAP A1 - Yanos Saravanos A2 - Mohamad Haidar A3 - Robert Akl ED1 - Winston Seah ED2 - Yen Kheng Tan Y1 - 2010-12-14 PY - 2010 T1 - Hybrid Approach for Energy-Aware Synchronization in Sensor Networks N2 - Wireless Sensor Networks came into prominence around the start of this millennium motivated by the omnipresent scenario of small-sized sensors with limited power deployed in large numbers over an area to monitor different phenomenon. The sole motivation of a large portion of research efforts has been to maximize the lifetime of the network, where network lifetime is typically measured from the instant of deployment to the point when one of the nodes has expended its limited power source and becomes in-operational - commonly referred as first node failure. Over the years, research has increasingly adopted ideas from wireless communications as well as embedded systems development in order to move this technology closer to realistic deployment scenarios. In such a rich research area as wireless sensor networks, it is difficult if not impossible to provide a comprehensive coverage of all relevant aspects. In this book, we hope to give the reader with a snapshot of some aspects of wireless sensor networks research that provides both a high level overview as well as detailed discussion on specific areas. BT - Sustainable Wireless Sensor Networks SP - Ch. 18 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/13248 DO - 10.5772/13248 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2019-11-18 ER -